Advanced home-built submarine joins Iranian navy fleet
Iranian Navy Commander has said an advanced home-built submarine dubbed 'Fatih' will soon join the naval fleet.
The 527-ton Fatih submarine is a semi-heavy under surface vessel whose weight at depth increases to 593 tons, Iran Press reported.
The submarine is equipped with an advanced sonar system for identifying enemy vessels and uses a missile defense system.
On Dec 19, 2018, Rear Admiral Khanzadi, has emphasized the independence of Iran's Navy, saying all the equipment and hardware used by the Iranian navy is home-made.
He added that Iran has dispatched some 58 naval flotillas to the Gulf of Aden, in the past few years, particularly in the last year. 105/ 211 /210